🔮🌙Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. 🌙🔮

*sciency ramblings about bucky’s arm with a bit of angst*

I made a gifset yesterday that highlighted Bucky’s nervous habit of clenching and unclenching his metal fist, right after Steve says “I need you to do better than ‘I don’t know’”. Later on in that scene, there’s a brief shot of him sitting, hunched over, and wringing both of his hands together.

Both of these instances say a lot about how much sensitivity the limb has, specifically in the fingertips; the technology is so advanced that it’s a part of him in the most literal sense, and he unconsciously treats it as such. 

The arm also has a clear sense of pressure and touch, as demonstrated in CA:TWS (that one scene with the tiny, round explosive device that everyone is fond of making gifsets of for really weird reasons) and CA:CW (he tests plums for ripeness by gently squeezing them). 

I’m guessing there are a ton of electrodes embedded in the internal mechanism, all of which allow him to control and manipulate the arm, recieve sensations of pressure, heat, cold, texture, etc. Whether he can feel ‘pain’ is debatable, considering he was able to use his metal arm as a brake along several feet of roadway, but there’s definitely got to be some sort of equivalent in order to warn him if he’s going to damage it–and it would take significant trauma in order for that to happen. In general though, his brain treats the prothesis like a real arm.

All this to say: getting the whole shebang ripped off at the shoulder joint by an arc reactor beam probably felt like he was losing his flesh arm all over again. Because it’s the same concept–all the signals that his brain was recieving from the prothesis are suddenly gone. Right after losing his arm, he passed out for several several minutes, and when he came to, he could hardly move, and if that doesn’t indicate severe pain, I don’t know what does.

I mean, think about it.  Bucky is one of those people who doesn’t go down easily. He spent 90% of his screentime in CA:TWS getting the crap kicked out of him, and hardly made a sound. As the Winter Soldier, he was taught to disregard physical damage to his body in order to complete the mission. That suicidal endurance isn’t going to go away. It’s as much a part of him as his arm was, and will permanently affect his combat behaviors. 

So when Bucky is physically unable to give any contribution to a fight beyond grabbing his opponent’s ankle, it’s a pretty good indicator that he’s Suffering™. 

texts from my friends part 3
  • aries: that's ok, we do weird
  • taurus: which shitty icarly picture should i use to inaugurate my finsta
  • gemini: why am i not surprised you have a whole album of photos of my cat
  • cancer: i am actually dying of being tired
  • leo: it would be funny to get a bunch of people ive slept with in a room together LOL
  • virgo: lol fuck these people i dont need to say goodbye
  • libra: i need to crush any hope within my being there is still a long way to go
  • scorpio: kill them 🔪😉
  • sagittarius: my date? nothing to say really, she thinks I'm super funny, obviously,
  • capricorn: co-co-co-combo breaker
  • aquarius: i just got fined $125 for tampering with my fire alarm rip
  • pisces: i gotta roll joints like a factory

(act like a couple but they ain’t a couple fic rec)

It’s five o’clock in the morning. Louis has a lecture at half eight. He could be using this time to study or to do his readings or to go to the gym, but - well. He doesn’t have any exams coming up, he’s not going to his seminar today anyway and he hates the gym.

Instead he’s using this time to fuck with Harry Styles’ poor little brain.

  • More Than You Bargained For by Taayjaay (6k)

Harry and Louis pretend to be married in order to eat a lot of cake. They end up kissing (a lot) and Louis is too stubborn to admit he likes it.

Louis Tomlinson is perfect. He is the captain of the football team, a straight A student and the most popular boy in school. But when he is not that, he is sitting in a bakery with a curly boy that keeps calling him CremePuff

“That is not a normal thing to do with a bloke you’re just friends with, Harry,” Liam says.

Harry can’t stop his laugh. “You give angry pouty Louis tiny little mouth kisses every time you leave to go back to your own place,” Harry says. “Zayn and Niall give angry pouty Louis tiny little mouth kisses all the time. Are all of you in love with him?”

“How did tiny little mouth kisses start?” Liam asks. Harry stops laughing and folds his arms over his chest.

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